Palm leaf; 8 lines on a folio; some folios damaged by fire.
Manuscript consists of the text of the Kuḻacūḍāmaṇi, or Laghustutimahābhāṣya, a commentary on Laghubhaṭṭāraka's Laghustuti, by Siṃharāja, in 21 Vṛttas, with an introduction in Malayalam on f.1a. The text is printed as the first part of the Pañcastavī in the 'Kāvyamālā', Part III (1887). C. M. Whish describes the work as "Viṃśatī with Commentary of Siṃha-rāja".
Text begins: hariḥ śrīgaṇapataye namaḥ avighnam astu aindrasyevetyādi | eṣā | asau | tripurā | vaḥ aghaṃ | sahasā | sadā | cchindyāt | etc. (follows Commentary in Malayalam language).
South Indian Sanskrit / Whish Manuscript Collection.
See ’A catalogue of South Indian Sanskrit manuscripts (especially those of the Whish Collection) belonging to the Royal Asiatic Society of Great Britain and Ireland’ by M. Winternitz, with an appendix by F. W. Thomas (London: RAS, 1902) p.180-181. Go to http://tinyurl.com/j3tkdwj for a digital copy of this catalogue.
J. L. Whish, gift of manuscripts collected by his brother C. M. Whish, July 1836.